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Josh Smith: An Appreciation

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Josh Smith has played 199 and one-half minutes through 3 games. While he's been on the court, opponents have had 221 offensive possessions and have scored 190 points on those possessions.

Team Defensive Efficiency With Josh Smith On The Court: 85.97

Josh Smith has not played 24 and one-half minutes through 3 games. While he's not been on the court, opponents have had 44 possessions and have scored 62 points on those possessions.

Team Defensive Efficiency With Josh Smith Off The Court: 140.91

That's a difference of 54.94 points per 100 possessions. That's making a difference--a difference that almost certainly can't be sustained but deserves to celebrated while it exists.